The first company consists of 27 dancers from all over the world, each one of them excelling in their individual qualities. They are renowned for their versatility, astonishing technique and virtuosic expression.
This season 2019-2020, the dancers are provided with the opportunity to employ a multitude of styles by working with residing creators as house choreographers Sol León and Paul Lightfoot, associate choreographers Crystal Pite, and Marco Goecke, along with high-profiled guests such as Gabriela Carrizo and maestro Hans van Manen. Every programme includes works of choreographers with a clear message: ‘this is who I am, and this is my aesthetical dance and figurative language’. NDT invites choreographers who can strike a certain atmosphere, emotion and essence the second the curtain opens, and who are among the best in that area internationally. Every single NDT dancer possesses a classical based technique, but ultimately it’s about their extraordinary capacity to pick up on a wide range of styles and their exquisite talent to transform and breathe the piece.
“Five minutes of the performance is sufficient to be certain: this company is one of the seven wonders in the world of dance” LE FIGARO
“The dancers of Nederlands Dans Theater showed just how wonderfully exhilarating contemporary dance can be.” THE DAILY TELEGRAPH SYDNEY
“Flashy, brilliant and with a large reservoir of melancholy.” THEATERKRANT
“Raw, organic and in your face […].” TROUW
“They are the world’s most magnificent dancers: a retina-shredding spectacle of passion and power” THE SUNDAY HERALD
“Unpredictable NDT is memorably modern” LA TIMES